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Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) Q12017 Interim Report

first_imgPresco Plc (PRESCO.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Presco Plc (PRESCO.ng)  2017 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePresco Plc is a fully-integrated agro-industrial company in Nigeria with business interests in the cultivation of oil palm plantations and milling and crushing palm kernels to produce a range of refined vegetable oil. The company also has a packaging plant and a biogas plant which treats its palm oil mill effluent. Presco Plc specialises in cultivating oil palm and extracting, refining and fractionating crude palm oil into finished products. The company supplies specialty fats and oils of outstanding quality. Presco Plc has a concession of 6 462 hectares at Obaretin Estate; 12 560 hectares at Ologbo Estate; 2 800 hectares at Delta Estate; and 17 000 hectares at Sakponba Estate. Presco Plc is a subsidiary of Siat, a Belgian agro-industrial company which specialises in cultivating smallholder plantations of mainly oil palm and rubber tree crops. Siat has a major stake in the Ghana Oil Palm Development Company (GOPDC) in Ghana, Siat Gabon in Gabon and Compagnie Heveicole de Cavally in Ivory Coast. The company’s head office is in Edo State, Nigeria. Presco Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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The Apopka news year in review: Velez-Cantres named Apopka Police Officer…

first_img Well, if you just gotta get arrested, it might as well be by a good looking cop……LOL Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Please enter your comment! Reply Editor’s Note: This is the eighth in a series of 24 articles published by The Apopka Voice in 2017 that were among the most noteworthy. We will post all of them from December 26th and December 31st. Then on Monday, January 1st we will poll our readers and let them decide which is Apopka’s biggest story of 2017.Story #8: One of the first responders to the Pulse Nightclub shooting wins APD Officer of the YearFirst published June 10th, 20172016 was a noteworthy year for Officer Josean Velez-Cantres of the Apopka Police Department.On June 12, 2016, Velez-Cantres responded to a call at the Pulse Night Club shooting in Orlando during what turned out to be the worst mass-casualty shooting in United States history. Officer Velez-Cantres, also a member of the Central Florida Metro SWAT team, was one of 35 officers that entered the club and assisted with the rescue and evacuation of the victims who had been shot and severely injured.Two days later, while on his way back to Apopka from an event in Orlando, he was flagged down by a family whose son was having a seizure. Velez-Cantres stopped, got the family immediate medical assistance their son needed, and stayed with them to calm them down.“We were terrified and borderline helpless…until you came along,” said the boy’s mother in an email a few days later. “Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart, our family can’t say thank you enough. My dad served as a K-9 cop for half of his career and we often say they don’t make cops like they used to, but you sir, proved us wrong.”Velez-Cantres was named “Officer of the Year” at the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Black Tie Gala last night at the Highland Manor. APD Chief Michael McKinley spoke on his behalf.“During his career, he has demonstrated an extraordinary work ethic and unparalleled dedication to his oath of office,” said McKinley during the award ceremony. “The four key principles of the Apopka Police Department are integrity, respect, fairness, and courage. Officer Velez-Cantres clearly understands the agency’s philosophy, vision, values and principles and displays them every day whether he is on or off duty.The Apopka Police Department is extremely lucky and proud to have an employee like Officer Velez-Cantres and we are honored that he is being recognized here tonight as the Apopka Police Department’s Officer of the Year.” 1 COMMENT LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply December 26, 2017 at 9:45 pmcenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSApopka Police Department Previous articleThe Apopka news year in review: Commissioner Billie Dean announces his retirementNext articleWhat Kwanzaa means for black Americans Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Race for Life fundraiser wins Motivator of the Year award

first_img Louise Holland, the Director of National Events at Cancer Research UK, has been voted the “Motivator of the Year,” sponsored by the promotional marketing and motivation exhibition, The National Incentive Show.The Motivator of the Year award recognises an individual who is an outstanding achiever in a business, sport, entertainment or charity capacity. Louise Holland received the award in recognition of her work leading and developing Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life event since it started in 1984.Other nominees included Linda Bennett, Bob Geldof, Helena Kennedy QC, comedian Francesca Martinez, Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pincent and Paralympic gold medallist Tanni Grey Thompson. Advertisement Race for Life fundraiser wins Motivator of the Year award Howard Lake | 21 March 2005 | News Tagged with: Awards Events Recruitment / people Holland established Cancer Research UK’s national events department which has grown from a staff of six in 1996 to nearly 80. Her team annually raises over £38 million from events such as the London Marathon, the Great North Run and 10K run series.In addition to the award, Holland received a £500 cheque for her charity of choice, Cancer Research UK.center_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2  32 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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National Signing Day: see who decided on TCU

first_imgTwitter Brennen WootenQBSan Angelo, TXCentral HS6’1″1753 stars Dylan ThomasATHFort Worth, TXPaschal HS6’3″1853 stars Camron WilliamsWRDallas, TXSkyline HS6’3″2003 stars Sci MartinDENew Orleans, LAMcDonogh 35 HS6’4″2203 stars Kellton HollinsOLZachary, LAZachary HS6’3″2853 stars Linkedin Wooten was TCU’s first commit of the 2016 class. He’s the 26th rated pro-style quarterback in the nation. Wooten has great pocket presence and can accurately throw the deep ball. He can scramble when needed, with a 40 time of 4.6.Running back: Darius AndersonRBRichmond, TXGeorge Ranch High School5’9″1803 stars Gary OvershownDEMesquite, TXHorn HS6’5″2153 stars Taj WilliamsWRCouncil Bluffs, IAIowa Western C.C.6’4″1904 stars Isaiah GrahamWRBastrop, LABastrop HS6’1″1853 stars Mat BoesenDELong Beach, CALong Beach C.C.6’4″2383 stars Innis GainesDBBeaumont, TXWest Brook HS6’2″1903 stars Artayvious LynnTENew Berlin, NYMilford Academy6’6″2503 stars Keshawn SomervilleDBPflugerville, TXHendrickson HS5’9″1693 stars Chris GaynorOLDodge City, KSDodge City C.C.6’5″2953 stars Previous articleHorned Frog football welcomes 22 new signeesNext articleWorth Hills parking garage behind schedule Arik Hughes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Austin MyersOLManvel, TXManvel HS6’5″2903 stars Jennings said that Chambers is physically ready to jump right into a starting role in the Big 12.“Patterson’s defense will want to get after the passer with just four guys,” Jennings said. “Blacklock will help you do that, and Chambers will really help you do that.”Sci Martin recently visited LSU and Alabama but the Louisiana native said he is sticking with TCU.Athletes: TCU took a major step in solidifying their offensive line in the years to come as they successfully recruited a big, mobile group.Chris Gaynor comes out of Dodge City Community College, the same school Patterson went to before transferring to Kansas State.Secondary: Facebook TCU vs Oregon in the 2016 Valero Alamo Bowl in San Antonio, Texas on January 2, 2016. Photos by Michael Clements. Vernon ScottDBMansfield, TXMansfield Summit6’2″2032 stars A host of rookie Horned Frogs find roles in the NFL This secondary is one of the strong points for this formidable class. Almost all of the recruits can play multiple positions.Jennings said he thinks Vernon Scott is the most underrated player in the class. Scott looks like a perfect fit as a strong safety in Patterson’s defense. With his size at the position, he’ll have a good chance to perform better than his ranking suggests.Linebacker:   printThursday Update: This story has been updated to reflect the decisions of recruits who announced where they were going on National Signing Day.10:30 A.M. Update: Four-star wide receiver Ryan Parker, previously of Tyler Junior College, has committed to play for the Horned Frogs. Parker, the second highest-ranked JUCO receiver in the country behind fellow TCU commit Taj Williams, was originally expected to sign with Oklahoma.Known for working well with the little he had, Coach Gary Patterson and the Frogs have never boasted a top-25 recruiting class — but that all changed on Wednesday.According to Rivals.com, TCU has the No. 15 best recruiting class in the nation. Scout’s recruiting site has TCU’s class ranked at No. 12.The class, known as “#FunkyTown16” on Twitter, currently has 22 commits. Nine have already signed their letter of intent.Here is a breakdown of the Frogs’ record-breaking recruiting class provided by Rivals:Quarterback: Since this is possibly their best class ever, the Frogs are reloading well at the wide receiver position, and that doesn’t include LSU transfer John Diarse, who will be eligible this season.“Isaiah Graham reminds me of Kolby Listenbee,” said Matt Jennings, associate editor for PurpleMenace.com. “He’s just a speedster.”Taj Williams was the big win for the Frogs. He is the No. 1 ranked junior college prospect in the country.Jeremiah Glenn of 247SPORTS said he is very similar to Josh Doctson in terms of size and hands, but faster — something that should excite Frog fans.Tight End: Tyree HortonLBHighland, KSHighland C.C.6’1″2254 stars TCU women’s tennis drops match against Texas In this group, both players are versatile and have size and strength.Olonilua played running back and safety in high school, and there was early talk about coming to TCU to play linebacker. But, he told 247SPORTS that coaches will keep him in the backfield.“I’m going in as a running back and am going to try to earn my spot there,” Olonilua said.Thomas primarily played quarterback at Paschal High School. Paschal head football coach Matt Miracle said Doug Meacham recruited him as a wide receiver.“His speed, strength, and knack for making plays will create tough matchups for the opposing defenses,” Miracle said.“TCU fans should be very excited about this young man being part of the TCU family.”Putting it togetherOne noticeable thing about this class is the five junior college transfers. Coach Patterson has not gone that route often in the past.With commitments like WR Taj Williams and LB Tyree Horton, the Frogs picked up some major talent that could impact the team from day one.The Frogs also had a shot at a few guys who were still undecided.Tyrie Cleveland, the No. 2 receiver in the nation, was verbally committed to Houston. But Cleveland has taken official visits to TCU, Florida, and Arkansas over the last two weeks, and on Signing Day, he decided to attend Florida.The Frogs were also after running back Kyle Porter from Katy, Texas. Porter rushed for over 1,900 yards and 36 touchdowns his senior season. Texas wound up landing the recruit.Brandon Jones was another huge prospect up in the air. The No. 1 rated safety in the nation has received in-home visits from TCU, Baylor, Texas, and Texas A&M.The Nacogdoches native made his announcement on National Signing Day yesterday, and chose to play for Texas.Jennings said the fact that TCU is in the running for several top-100 recruits on National Signing Day as opposed to just one like the past few years is huge.“I think it’s indicative of the direction the program is heading,” he said. ReddIt Arik Hugheshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/arik-hughes/ ReddIt Lucas NiangOLNew Canaan, CTNew Canaan HS6’5″3053 stars Arik Hugheshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/arik-hughes/ LaDainian Tomlinson calls for racial understanding, asks TCU to lead the charge + posts  Horton is the No. 1 rated junior college outside linebacker. He dropped his commitment to Florida State in September and chose TCU three months later.Horton explodes to the ball and is known for being a big hitter.Defensive Line: Linkedin Women’s basketball pulls off nail-biter win over McNeese State Sewo OloniluaATHKingwood, TXKingwood HS6’2″2154 stars Arik Hugheshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/arik-hughes/ TCU men’s tennis sweeps Oklahoma State Arik Hughes Ross BlacklockDTMissouri City, TXElkins HS6’4″3153 stars Twitter Facebook Markell SimmonsDBTucson, AZPima C.C.6’1″2004 stars Arik Hugheshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/arik-hughes/ First TCU spring game since 2018 gets fans primed for a highly-anticipated fall TCU bats carry Frogs to a sweep Isaiah ChambersDEHouston, TXMacarthur HS6’4″2524 stars  Offensive Line: Anderson gives TCU yet another quick and shifty back. In his senior year at George Ranch, Anderson ran for over 2,000 yards and 30 touchdowns while leading them to a state title.He and Sewo Olonilua should bolster the backfield in the years to come.Wide Receivers: last_img read more

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Letter to John Kerry about freedom of information in Morocco

first_imgChristophe DeloireReporters Without Borders secretary-generalcc – US Embassy in Morocco November 8, 2013 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Letter to John Kerry about freedom of information in Morocco Hunger strike is last resort for some imprisoned Moroccan journalists Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa June 8, 2021 Find out more to go further News Morocco / Western SaharaMiddle East – North Africa Receive email alerts RSF_en April 28, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Morocco / Western Sahara News Organisation News Reporters Without Borders has voiced its concerns about freedom of information in Morocco in a letter today to US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is to visit Rabat on 11-12 November as part of the strategic dialogue between the United States and Morocco. The letter urges Kerry to raise a number of issues, including the case of Ali Anouzla, in his talks with Moroccan foreign minister Salaheddine Mezouar. Anouzla is a journalist who is being prosecuted under Morocco’s anti-terrorism law.——————————————————————————————–US Secretary of State John KerryDepartment of State2401 E. Street NWWashington DC 20037USAParis, 6 November 2013Dear Secretary of State Kerry,Reporters Without Borders would like to share with your its concerns about freedom of information in Morocco ahead of your official visit to Rabat on 11-12 November for the second session in the strategic dialogue between the United States and Morocco.The prosecution of the journalist Ali Anouzla is currently the subject of controversy in Morocco. The editor of the Arabic-language version of the Moroccan news website Lakome, Anouzla was arrested in Rabat on 17 September for posting a link to an article in the Spanish daily El País, which in turn had a link to a video attributed to Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb.Anouzla was freed on 25 October after more than five weeks in “preventive detention” but continues to face a possible sentence of 10 to 30 years in prison on various charges including providing “material assistance” to a terrorist organization and “defending terrorist crimes.” He is next due to appear before the investigating judge in charge of the case on 23 December. The Arabic and French-language versions of the Lakome site have meanwhile been blocked since 17 October.Reporters Without Borders is of the view that these judicial proceedings and the censorship of these websites are the result of a political and arbitrary decision and therefore constitute grave violations of the right to freedom of information.The situation of freedom of information in Morocco, ranked 136th out of 179 countries in the 2013 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index, is the source of a number of other concerns that require concrete measures by the authorities in order to improve respect for the right to inform and be informed.Reporters Without Borders has often stressed the need for legal reforms that would fully guarantee the principle of freedom of information. The promises of reform announced by the Moroccan authorities after the 2011 constitutional referendum have been slow to materialize.Media offences urgently need to be decriminalized both in the press code (article 41) and in the penal code (articles 179, 54, 65 and 66), but without any resulting increase in the size of fines, which must continue to be proportionate. And the law must clearly and precisely define these offences, especially “insults” and “grave insults,” which are extremely subjective and give the authorities, especially judges, a great deal of scope for arbitrary decisions.The principle that a special law has primacy over a general law must be reaffirmed so that no provision in the penal code is applied when a media offence is concerned. At the same time, the judiciary must be reformed in order to ensure that judges are really independent.Reporters Without Borders also calls for the elimination of the “red lines” imposed by the law or by practice on coverage of such subjects as the monarchy, Islam and territorial integrity, and an end to publishing bans for blasphemy.An independent and transparent mechanism is needed for issuing press cards and accreditation to Moroccan and foreign journalist working for both national and international media. Neither the issuing nor withdrawal of a press card or accreditation should be the result of an arbitrary political decision. A decision to withdraw should be exceptional and should be taken by a court.Independent and transparent mechanisms for allocating direct state subsidies to the media, for allocating state and private-sector advertising, and for regulating or self-regulating the print and broadcast media are also needed.We therefore think it is important that, in the course of your talks with your Moroccan counterpart, Foreign Minister Salaheddine Mezouar, you should raise the subject of freedom of information in Morocco and, in particular, the disturbing practices used in the case of Ali Anouzla and the Lakome website, which pose a grave threat to all independent media in Morocco.I thank you in advance for the attention you give to this letter.Sincerely, NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance News Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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OPD: Man charged after selling drugs with minor

first_img WhatsApp Patrick Barnett Police arrested a man after he reportedly sold cocaine and marijuana with a 14-year-old boy.Officers were called about a man selling narcotics around 11:30 a.m. April 2 in the 2500 block of Andrews Highway, an Odessa Police Department news release stated.Upon arrival, officers made contact with the man, 18-year-old Patrick Barnett, who was found in possession of two grams of cocaine and 8.8 grams of marijuana, the release detailed.Barnett had reportedly been selling narcotics with a 14-year-old boy and made the narcotics accessible for the boy to distribute, the release stated.OPD charged Barnett with manufacture or delivery of cocaine, a second-degree felony, endangering a child, a state jail felony, and possession of marijuana, a class B misdemeanor.Jail records show Barnett was taken to the Ector County Detention Center Friday and has three bonds totaling $33,000. Twitter By admin – April 10, 2018 Twitter Local NewsCrime WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook Pinterest OPD: Man charged after selling drugs with minor Facebook Previous articlePolice charge two with child endangermentNext articleCOLLEGE SIGNING: Buena Vista’s DJ Whaley signs with Dean College adminlast_img read more

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John McNulty to meet with senior Labour politicians today

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By News Highland – September 25, 2014 Facebook Twitter Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North WhatsApp 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR John McNulty to meet with senior Labour politicians todaycenter_img Twitter Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Fine Gael’s John McNultyJohn McNulty is expected to meet with senior Labour members today, after he addressed Fine Gael’s parliamentary party meeting last night.His appointment to the board of IMMA, just days before his Seanad election bid, was the major topic at last night’s meetings of both the Fine Gael and Labour parliamentary parties.Mr McNulty himself spoke at the Fine Gael meeting – and though sources said he gave a good account of himself, many members accused their own party of cronyism in how he was nominated.Many Labour TDs are understood to be unhappy with what they see as “stroke politics”.Political Correspondent with the Irish Times, Fiach Kelly, says they were told last night that Mr. McNulty’s nomination is a Fine Gael issue, but Tanaiste Joan Burton gave members a clear message:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/08kell11.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Pinterest Previous articleMayor of Boston says trips to US by local politicians are beneficialNext articleCouncil to decide on whether or not to cut property tax valuation News Highland WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

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AWOL Marine charged with grandmother’s murder, sheriff says

first_imgHalifax County Sheriff’s Office(ROCKY MOUNT, N.C.) — An 18-year-old Marine who allegedly went AWOL is accused of killing his grandmother, according to North Carolina officials.Sally Copeland Evans, 74, was reported missing on Thursday after family members said they hadn’t seen her for several days, the sheriff’s office in Halifax County, North Carolina, said.The last one to see Evans was her 18-year-old Marine grandson, Isaiah Kahleal Evans Caeser. Caeser, stationed at Fort Benning in Georgia, had been absent without leave since April 2 and was wanted for desertion, the sheriff’s office said.According to family, Evans was trying to convince her grandson to go back to the military, the sheriff’s office said.Authorities found Caeser at a hotel in the Rocky Mount, North Carolina, area. He allegedly used his grandmother’s credit card to buy a room, the sheriff’s office said.Explosive material was found in the room, and the hotel was evacuated, the sheriff’s office said. No bomb was found.Caeser was taken into custody, charged with the murder of his grandmother and served with a fugitive warrant for desertion, the sheriff’s office said. He is set to appear in court on May 16.The sheriff’s office said his grandmother was found dead at an undisclosed location near Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, which is about 45 miles away from Rocky Mount.A spokesperson for Fort Benning did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.Anyone with information is asked to call the Rocky Mount Police Department at 252-972-1411. Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Challenges to understand the dynamic response of Greenland’s marine terminating glaciers to oceanic and atmospheric forcing

first_imgThe recent retreat and speedup of outlet glaciers, as well as enhanced surface melting around the ice sheet margin, have increased Greenland’s contribution to sea level rise to 0.6±0.1 mm/yr and its discharge of freshwater into the North Atlantic. The widespread, near-synchronous glacier retreat, and its coincidence with a period of oceanic and atmospheric warming, suggest a common climate driver. Evidence points to the marine margins of these glaciers as the region from which changes propagated inland. Yet the forcings and mechanisms behind these dynamic responses are poorly understood and either missing or crudely parameterized in climate and ice sheet models. Resulting projected sea level rise contributions from Greenland by 2100 remain highly uncertain. This paper summarizes current state of knowledge and highlights key physical aspects of Greenland’s coupled ice-sheet/ocean/atmosphere system. Three research thrusts are identified to yield fundamental insights into ice sheet, ocean, sea ice and atmosphere interactions, their role in Earth’s climate system, and probable trajectories of future changes: (1) focused process studies addressing critical glacier, ocean, atmosphere and coupled dynamics; (2) sustained observations at key sites; and (3) inclusion of relevant dynamics in Earth System Models. Understanding the dynamic response of Greenland’s glaciers to climate forcing constitutes both a scientific and technological frontier given the challenges of obtaining the appropriate measurements from the glaciers’ marine termini and the complexity of the dynamics involved, including the coupling of the ocean, atmosphere, glacier and sea ice systems. Interdisciplinary and international cooperation are crucial to making progress on this novel and complex problem.last_img read more

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Women’s Open causes debate

first_imgThe Oxford Women’s Open, a debating competition for women only, is set to be held this weekend for the third year running.The conveners of the Open feel that ‘the top levels of debating simply do not bear out the kind of gender parity that IONA should be seeing after decades of female involvement’.Ania Dulnik, President of Oxford Women in Politics, explained that they give money to the Oxford Women’s Open because “it runs consistent with our values in that it empowers young women to challenge themselves in a particularly demanding field.”However the event is not without controversy, with some male members of the university labeling it “divisive.”Some male students expressed the opinion that “gender specific events exacerbate a divide more than they close the gap” and that “integration, not exclusion, ought to be the priority.”One student stated, “The unavoidable suspicion is that one only avoids competition when one can’t compete.”Alex Body, a third year classicist, disagreed. He said that “if women are under-represented or under-achieve in debating, positive measures should be taken to help them,” and added, “if an event like this will have a positive effect on female participation in debating, then it has my vote!”Susie Deedigan, a second year historian, said that she thought that the competition “could have the potential to seem divisive to some people in the same way as, for example, female-only careers events; however because there is a smaller representation of women in debating, it is important to hold women’s only events.”The competition also has strong support from Ben Woolgar, a third year PPEist from Balliol, who was recently crowned ‘Best Speaker’ at the World University Debating Championships in Manila. He stated that the Women’s Open “is certainly a brilliant idea.”Woolgar expressed that the problem of female representation ‘is less bad now than it was three years ago when I started debating at the university” thanks, in part, to the Women’s Open. He also pointed to Australia as a leading example of integrated debating, having had affirmative action requirements and Women’s Officers in all its major debating societies “for generations.” They consequently produce “a much larger number of successful female debaters.”last_img read more

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